| Thursday, February 25, 2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is scheduled to release on May 23rd. The sequel to what is likely the best Super Mario title since Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy 2 features a lot of the gravity-defying action of the original Super Mario Galaxy with a number of new galaxies for players to explore. Even better, Mario can partner up with Yoshi during some of the stages, and use some new items, including a drill that lets him tunnel through solid rock.
Metroid: Other M, developed in partnership by Nintendo and Team Ninja, creators of the Ninja Gaiden franchise, is scheduled to release on June 27th. The game takes the sci-fi franchise in a new direction, with a look reminiscent of classic 2D side-scrollers, but the ability for players to switch to 3D at any time. The control scheme also switches from classic two-handed sideways control to pointing at the screen to shoot during combat. The story also takes a deep look into Samus Aran’s past.